“You Salafis Split the Ummah” – Shaykh Hasan ibn Abdul Wahhab Marzooq al-Banna [Audio|Ar-En]

You Salafis Split the Ummah
Shaykh Hasan ibn Abdul Wahhab Marzooq al-Banna
[Audio|Arabic-English]

The people they say, “You Salafis split between the people and your dawah is to splitting between the people.” This issue of difference and splitting between the people is from the decree of Allah to occur upon this Earth.

Lecture by Shaykh Hassan Al-Banna from UK Tour Series 2012 (Arabic & English)

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We Have Made You A Balanced Nation – Shaykh Nu’maan al-Watr [Audio|Ar-En]

We Have Made You A Balanced Nation
Shaykh Nu’maan al-Watr (hafidhahullaah)
[Audio|Arabic-English]

We Have Made You A Balanced Nation by Shaykh Nu'maan al-Watr

Bismillaah wa -Alhamdulillaah wa Salaatu wa Salaam ‘alaa Rasulillaah ‘amma ba’d

Muwahhideen Publications facilitated a LIVE tele-lecture with Shaykh Nu’maan al-Watr (hafidhahullaah), who is from the mashaayikh of Ba’daanYemen in the district of Ib, and head of Dar-ul-Hadeeth there. The Shaykhaddressed us on the topic of Islaam being balanced, between negligence and extremism.

This lecture event was translated LIVE into English by our brother Hisham AbouZeid.

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Shaykh Nu’maan al-Watr (hafidhahullaah) commenced this lecture by stating that Islaam is the middle path; it is the Deen void of shirk and it is the Deen that Allaah is pleased with for His slaves. Surely, Allaah has relieved us of shackles and chains and made this Deen easy and comprehensible in both creed and application. The creed is compatible with inherent human nature that has not been corrupted and fulfils the needs of the soul and body. It is the Deen that can solve all the problems of mankind; and whoever holds tenaciously to it will find happiness, guidance and safety and will not be humiliated. The believer will become good in himself and would help others attain goodness.

Our Shaykh further stated that whoever contemplates, would realise that Islaam is between two falsehoods – negligence and extremism. This nation is one that is just and its creed is founded upon worshipping Allaah alone without any partners.

Shaykh Nu’maan then went on to exemplify and explain some of the areas in which Islaam takes the middle course, between negligence and extremism.

From them are:

  • Belief in the Prophets – Between the Jews who reject the prophets and the Christians who deify them.
  • Ibaadah – Between the indolence of the Christians and the extreme hardship in the worship of the Jews.
  • Purity – Between the Christians who hold almost nothing as impure and the extremity of the Jews.
  • Food – Between the Christians who almost do not discern between halaal and haram and the Jews  who, due to retribution for their sins, have many things that were made haram for them.
  • Obeying the ruler – We obey him in what is in accordance to the obedience of Allaah. However if we see from him disobedience, we do not usurp his rights nor do we revolt against him. Rather, we do not obey him in this disobedience and advise him.
  • Obedience to Parents – Between those who obey their parents even if it means disobeying Allaahand those who neglect their parents to the point of disobedience. Children – We do not relax the rules for them to do as they please nor are we so strict that it falls outside the boundaries of Islaam.
  • Women – The woman is not forbidden to learn and teach, however she is bounded by the Shari’ah, which insures her protection and that of the society.
  • Financial transactions – We neither extract assets from the hands of the people nor do we distribute the wealth of the people amongst the lazy and those who do not work. We are allowed to increase our wealth according to the legislation but engaging in interest has been made impermissible.

The Shaykh (hafidhahullaah) ended by saying it is upon us to learn the magnificence of our religion and become acquainted with the tremendous benefits of it in this life and the next. He then made du’aa for us all and asked Allaah to make us from those who are guided and guide others and that this sitting be a proof for us and not against us and that this gathering be a reason for happiness in this life and the next.

Wa Billaahi Tawfeeq

Wa SallAllaahu wa Sallaama wa Barak ‘alaa Nabiyanna Muhammad wa ‘alaa ‘Alyhi wa Sahbyhi wa Sallam

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Conditions For The Achievement Of Victory – Shaykh Muhammad Jameel Zaynoo

Bismillaah Al-Hamdulillaah wa salatu wa salaamu ‘ala rasulullaah
Amma-ba’d

Verily, the one who reads the biography and struggle of the Messenger (salallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) will see the following stages:

1– The stage of Tawheed: The Messenger (salallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) remained in Makkah for 13 years, calling his people to the Tawheed of Allaah in worship, supplication and legislation – and the fighting of Shirk – until this ‘Aqeedah became firm and established in the souls of his Companions, and they became courageous, not fearful of anyone except Allaah. Hence, it is obligatory for the callers to Islaam (du’aat) to start with Tawheed and to warn against Shirk, so that they may become amongst those who take the Messenger (salallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) as a model and an example to be followed.

2– The stage of Brotherhood: Verily, the Messenger (salallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) migrated from Makkah to Madeenah in order to form a Muslim community based upon mutual love. So the first thing he began with was building a mosque in order to gather the Muslims in it for the worship of their Lord, Who ordained the five daily prayers for them to organize their lives. The Messenger (salallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) promptly embarked upon setting up a brotherhood between the Ansaar (the residents of Madeenah) and the Muhaajiroon who had migrated from Makkah and had left their wealth and property behind. Then the Ansaar offered their wealth and property to the Muhaajiroon, and provided them with every assistance that they needed.

The Messenger (salallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) found that the residents of Madeenah from the Aws and the Khazraj* had previous enmity between themselves. So he made peace between them, and Allaah removed hatred and enmity from their hearts. The Prophet (salallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) made them brothers in Eeman and Tawheed, loving each other for the sake of Allaah, as has been reported in the hadeeth: A Muslim is a brother of another Muslim…

3– The stage of Preparation: Verily, the Noble Qur`an has ordered us to make preparations for the enemies. So Allaah, The Most High, said:

وَأَعِدُّوا لَهُمْ مَا اسْتَطَعْتُمْ مِنْ قُوَّة

And make ready against them all you can of power… (Al-Anfal, ayah 60)

The Messenger (salallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) explained this verse by saying: Is the power not warfare? [Muslim]

So warfare and the study of all its branches is obligatory upon all the Muslims, depending on their ability. This obligation includes studying the use of guns, tanks, planes and other weapons which are needed for warfare.

Woe to the students of the colleges who study warfare and then take part in competitions and races which are not beneficial for the defense of their religion and their sacred places. However, the youth squander their time playing football, and taking part in competitions, during which they display their bigoted team loyalty, which Islaam has ordered us to abolish. They also neglect their prayers, which Allaah has ordered us to preservere.

4 When we return to the ‘Aqeedah of Tawheed, and we become brothers and sisters – loving each other for the sake of Allaah – and we prepare weapons for the enemies, then if Allaah Wills, the Muslims will achieve victory and the Help of Allaah just as the Messenger (salallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) and the companions after him achieved victory and the Help of Allaah. Allaah, The Most High, said:

يَاأَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا إِنْ تَنصُرُوا اللَّهَ يَنصُرْكُمْ وَيُثَبِّتْ أَقْدَامَكُمْ

Oh you who believe! If you help (in the cause of) Allaah, He will help you, and make your foothold firm.
(Muhammad, ayah 7)

5 By categorizing these stages, we do not mean that they are separate and distinct, i.e. that the stage of brotherhood cannot be present alongside the stage of Tawheed. Rather, it is possible that these stages can co-exist. Allaah, The Most High, said:

وَكَانَ حَقّاً عَلَيْنَا نَصْرُ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ

…and (as for) the believers, it was incumbent upon Us to help (them). (Ar-Rum, ayah 47)

This noble verse explains that Allaah has promised help for the believers against their enemies, and it is a promise that will not be revoked. Allaah helped His Messenger (salallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) in the Battle of Badr, and He helped the Confederates during other battles and expeditions.

He, The Most High, helped the companions of the Messenger (salallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) after him against their enemies. He spread Islaam, opened the lands, and aided the Muslims despite the misfortunes and calamities. It was a reward for the believers, those who were truthful to Allaah in their Eeman, their Tawheed, their worship, and their supplication to their Lord in times of hardship and in times of ease.

The Qur`an relates the condition of the believers during the Battle of Badr, when they were few in number and without many weapons, so they called upon their Lord:

إِذْ تَسْتَغِيثُونَ رَبَّكُمْ فَاسْتَجَابَ لَكُمْ أَنِّي مُمِدُّكُمْ بِأَلْف ٍ مِنَ الْمَلاَئِكَةِ مُرْدِفِينَ

(Remember) when you sought help of your Lord and He answered you (saying): “I will help you with a thousand of the angels each behind the other (following one another) in succession.” (Al-Anfal, ayah 9)

Allaah answered their supplication and aided them with angels who fought with them and struck the necks and limbs of the disbelievers, and that is when He, The Most High, said:

فَاضْرِبُوا فَوْقَ الأَعْنَاقِ وَاضْرِبُوا مِنْهُمْ كُلَّ بَنَان

…so strike them over the necks, and smite over all their fingers and toes.” (Al-Anfal, ayah 12)

He, The Most High, brought about help and victory for the believers – the Muwahhiddeen – those who singled Him out for worship. He, The Most High, said:

وَلَقَدْ نَصَرَكُمُ اللَّهُ بِبَدْر ٍ وَأَنْتُمْ أَذِلَّة ٌ فَاتَّقُوا اللَّهَ لَعَلَّكُمْ تَشْكُرُونَ
And Allaah has already made you victorious at Badr, when you were a weak little force. So fear Allaah much that you may be grateful. (Aali Imran, ayah 123)

One of the supplications of the Messenger (salallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) in the Battle of Badr was: Oh Allaah, fulfill for me that which You promised me. Oh Allaah, if you destroy this group from the people of Islaam, You will not be worshipped on the earth. [Muslim]

We see the Muslims of today entering into wars against their enemies in most of the lands, but they are not aided and they do not find victory, so what is the reason for that? Has the Promise of Allaah ascribed to the believers failed to come true? No, never! It has not failed, however, where are the believers in order that He may give them the help and victory mentioned in the verses?

We ask the Mujaahideen (those who fight in the Path of Allaah):

1– Have they prepared with Eeman and Tawheed which the Messenger (salallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) began his call with in Makkah before the fighting?

2– Have they acquired the means which their Lord ordered them to acquire in His saying:

وَأَعِدُّوا لَهُمْ مَا اسْتَطَعْتُمْ مِنْ قُوَّة

And make ready against them all you can of power… (Al-Anfal, ayah 60)

Verily, the Messenger (salallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) explained it as warfare.

3– Did they call upon their Lord and single Him out for supplication at the time of fighting? Or did they associate partners with Him, and then set out to ask help from other than Him, from those whom they believed to have sovereignty, whereas they [those worshipped besides Allaah] were themselves slaves of Allaah, and they were not capable of benefiting or harming anyone. Why do they not follow the example of the Messenger (salallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) in his supplication to his Lord alone?

أَلَيْسَ اللَّهُ بِكَافٍ عَبْدَه

Is not Allaah Sufficient for His slave?… (Az-Zumar, ayah 36)

4– Also, are they united and loving one another regarding that which is between them, their distinguishing feature being, the saying of their Lord:

وَلاَ تَنَازَعُوا فَتَفْشَلُوا وَتَذْهَبَ رِيحُكُمْ

…Do not dispute (with one another) lest you lose courage and your strength depart… (Al-Anfal, ayah 46)

5– Finally, why did the Muslims leave their ‘aqeedah and the commandments of their religion, which orders precedence to be given to knowledge and civilization, in opposition to the rest of the nations? So when they return to their religion, their superiority and honor will return to them. When you implement the required Eeman, then He shall give you the promised help and victory.

وَكَانَ حَقّاً عَلَيْنَا نَصْرُ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ

…and (as for) the believers, it was incumbent upon Us to help (them). (Ar-Rum, ayah 47)

Source: Chapter 30 of Shaikh Zaynoo’s highly beneficial book The Methodology of The Saved Sect , published by al -hidaayah

*Aws and the Khazraj: Two of the tribes who were resident in Madeenah

The Future is for Islam – Shaykh al-Albani

Allah – the Mighty and Majestic – said:

“It is He who has sent His Messenger with guidance and the religion of truth, that He may make it prevail over all other religions, no matter how much the disbelievers detest it.” [Al-Qur’an 61:9]

We are given the good tidings in this verse that the future is for Islam, which gain dominance, ascendancy and rule over all other religions. Some people may think that this was fulfilled in the time of the Prophet sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam and the Rightly-Guided Khulafah and the righteous kings – but that is not the case. Rather, only a part of this true promise was fulfilled then – as the Prophetsallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam indicated:

“Night and day will pass away until Al-Lat and Al-‘Uzza are worshipped.” So ‘Aishah – radhiallahu ‘anha – said: “O Messenger of Allah! I thought that when Allah sent down: ‘It is He who has sent His Messenger with guidance and the religion of truth, that He may make it prevail over all the other religions, no matter how much the disbelievers detest it,’ that it would be complete. He sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallamsaid, “There will be of that what Allah wishes.” [Related by Muslim (8/182) and also Abu Ya’la in his Musnad (Q. 216/2)]

[In this hadith is a clarification that the prevalence and ascendancy mentioned in this ayah has not yet happened – its establishment is yet to be fully realised. There is no doubt that this ascendancy and prevalence continued after the death of the Prophet sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, in the age Rightly­-Guided Khulafah and after them. And it not be completed until Islam is established over the whole of this earth – and this is realisation is certain.]1

There are other ahadith which show how far Islam will reach and dominate and how far it spread, such that there is no doubt that the future is for Islam, by the permission and favour of Allah. So I quote what I am able to these ahadith and hopefully they will strengthen the determination of the workers for Islam; and be a proof against those who are indifferent and those who have despaired!

Firstly

“Indeed Allah gathered up the earth for me so that I saw its east and its west; and indeed the dominion of my Ummah will reach what was what was gathered up for me from it.” [Related by Muslim (8/171), Abu Dawud (no. 4252) and others, from Thawban radhiallahu ‘anhu]

And even clearer than it and more general is the [next] hadith.

Secondly

“This affair will reach what is reached by the night and the day; and Allah will not leave a dwelling of brick, nor fur, except that Allah will cause this Din to enter it – bringing honour or humiliation. Honour which Allah gives to Islam and humiliation which Allah will give to disbelief.” [Sahih: Related by Ahmad (4/103), Ibn Hibban in his Sahih (no. 1631) and others. Shaykh Al­-Albani authenticated it in Tahdhirus­-Sajid (p. 118)]

[Therefore, it is upon the Muslims to prepare themselves, by turning to their Lord, holding on to His Book, following the Sunnah of His Prophet sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, turning away from all that Allah has made unlawful and uniting upon that which He – the Perfect, Most High – is pleased with.]2

Indeed, there is no doubt that fulfillment of this prevalence and domination necessitates that the Muslims return to spiritual, material and armed strength, so that they are able to overcome the might of kufr (disbelief) and suppression. This good tiding is given to us in the [next] hadith.

Thirdly

From Abu Qabil who said: We were with ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Amr ibn Al-‘As and he was asked which city will be conquered first – Constantinople or Rome? So ‘Abdullah called for a sealed trunk and he said: Take out a book from it.3 Then ‘Abdullah said: Whilst we were with the Messenger of sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam writing, The Messenger of sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam was asked: Which city will be conquered first, Constantinople or Rome? So Allah’s Messenger sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam said: “The city of Heraclius will be conquered first.” – meaning Constantinople.4

The conquest mentioned, occurred at the hands of Muhammad al­-Fattah al-Uthmani – as is well known – and it occurred more than eight­hundred years after the Prophet sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam foretold of the conquest. So the second conquest will take place, by the permission of Allah – the Most High – and it is certain and you will hear of it after a time. There is also no doubt that the fulfillment of the second conquest necessitates the return of the rightly-guided Khilafah to the Muslim Ummah, which is what he sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam foretold with his saying in the [next] hadith.

Fourthly

“Prophethood will remain amongst you for as long as Allah wishes it to, then Allah will raise it up when He wishes to raise it up. Then there will be Khilafah upon the manner of Prophethood and it will remain amongst you for as long as Allah wishes it to, then Allah will raise up when He wishes to raise up. Then there will be harsh kingship which will remain amongst you for as long as Allah wishes it to, then Allah will raise it up when He wishes to raise it up. Then there will be tyrannical kingship and it will remain amongst you for as long as Allah wishes it to, then will raise it up when He wishes to raise it up. Then there will be Khilafah upon the manner of Prophethood.” Then he was silent. [Sahih: Related by Ahmad (4/273) and others from An-Nu’man ibn Bashir radhiallahu ‘anhu. It was authenticated by Al­-Hafidh Al-‘Iraqi in Mahajjatul­-Qarab fi Mahabbatil-‘Arab (17/2)]

From the good tidings of the return of strength to the Muslims, and their having the ability to utilise the earth to attain their goals, and that they have a bright future even in the economic and agricultural spheres, is his sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam‘s saying:

Fifthly

“The Hour will not be established until the land of the ‘Arabs returns to being pastures and rivers.” [Related by Muslim (3/84), Ahmad (2/703) and Al-Hakim (4/477) from Abu Hurayrah radhiallahu ‘anhu]

The first signs of the fulfillment of this hadith have begun to appear in some parts of the Arab lands, upon which Allah has poured forth His blessings and great favours – such that plentiful water is extracted from the desert … and tomorrow is very near for the one who awaits it.

It must also be known that his sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam‘s saying: “A time will not come upon you, except that which comes after it will be worse – until you meet your Lord.” [Related by Al-Bukhari from the hadith of Anas radhiallahu ‘anhu] Then this hadith must be understood in the light of the preceding ahadith as well as in the light of others – such as the ahadith about the Mahdi and also the descent of Isa ‘alayhis-salam – which show that this hadith is not to be understood as having no exceptions. Rather, it is general and has exceptions. Thus, it is not permissible to cause the people to understand it or be unrestricted, so that they fall into despair which no Believer should have as an attribute:

“Indeed, no one despairs of Allah’s mercy, except those who disbelieve.” [Al-Qur’an 12:87]

I ask Allah to make us true Believer in Him.

(s) Silsilatul-Ahadethus-Sahihah (pp. 6-8) of Shaykh Al­-Albani. For the sake of brevity and simplicity, the hadith authentication and checkings by the Shaykh have been abridged.

Paving the Way for Victory

Shaykh Al­-Albani says in Fiqhul-Waqi’ (pp. 49­51):

“Therefore, the key to a return of the glory of Islam is: implementation of beneficial knowledge and establishing righteous and correct actions, and this is a very great affair which the Muslims cannot reach, except through the manhaj (methodology) of tasfiyah (purification and correction) and tarbiyah (education and cultivation). These being two very great obligations. By the first of these, the following is intended:

  1. Purifying the Islamic ‘aqidah from that which is alien to it, such as shirk (associating partners to in those things that are particular to Him), ta’til (rejection Attributes), ta’wil (twisting the meanings of Allah’s Attributes), refusing authentic ahadith, because they are connected to matters of ‘aqidah, and their like.
  2. Purifying the Islamic fiqh from the erroneous judgements made, which are contrary to the Book and the Sunnah, freeing the minds from the fetters of blind­following and the darkness of sectarianism and party­spirit.
  3. Purifying the books of tafsir, fiqh raqa’iq (matters concerning the heart) and other than that, from ahadith which are weak and fabricated, or the the unsupported narrations from the people of the Book, and the reprehensible narrations.

As regards the second obligation, then by it I mean: cultivating the young generation upon this Islam, purified all that we have mentioned, giving to them a correct Islamic education from the start – without any influence from the disbelieving western education.

There is no doubt, that bringing these two obligations about requires huge efforts and sincere co­operation between all Muslims – individuals and groups – from all those who are truly concerned with establishing the desired Islamic society, each one working in his own field and specialty.”

1. Silsilatul-Ahaadeethus-Saheehah (pp.6-8) of Shaykh al-Albaanee. All the ahadeeth authentication and checking’s have been abridged and edited.
2. Related by Muslim (8/182) and Abu Ya’laa in his Musnad (Q.216/2).
3. Related by Muslim (8/171) and Abu Daawood (no.4252), from Thawbaanradiallaahu ‘anhu.
4. Saheeh: Related by Ahmad (4/103) and Ibn Hibbaan in his Saheeh (no.1631).

Source:  Al- Istiqaamah magazine – Issue No.2 – Safar 1417H / July 1996